My current “genealogy site” consists of
- A WordPress.com blog- free
- Picasa Web Albums– 1GB free
- A PBworks wiki- free
- A RootsWeb FreePages account- free
- A WorldConnect database- free
That’s a mouth-full! All linked together, of course. But still separate…kinda confused, jumbled around…but all FREE…
In the past, I have also maintained a hosted web site, using different genealogy and image gallery programs. Less than $100/yr, but a lot of work. And I was never really satisfied with the outcome. I couldn’t find an image gallery that I liked, and there was no way to directly connect the online genealogy software to my desktop RootsMagic database. Each had to be updated separately: they just didn’t work and play well together!
Still, I’ve been thinking about going back to a hosted site. Two reasons: more control of my site’s appearance and my dissatisfaction with Picasa Web Albums.
After reading Pat Geary’s ebook Working With Rootsweb FreePages Accounts, I got to thinking…